History of the Atlantic Cable & Undersea Communications
from the first submarine cable of 1850 to the worldwide fiber optic network

CS Albany
by Bill Glover


Chartered for the 1866 Atlantic expedition to recover the 1865 cable and so fitted with a picking up machine to carry out this task. When Great Eastern arrived Albany had been grappling for a week without success. Great Eastern and Medway finally raised the cable thanks to the buoying of the line of the cable by Albany which was so accurate that when the Great Eastern raised the cable she bumped into one of the buoys placed by Albany three weeks earlier.

The article linked above gives a detailed description of the Albany's part in this expedition.


Capt. W. Edington:
1866 Buoying and recovery of the 1865 cable

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